The marriage of one Rita Nwolu is in crisis in Rivers State, after her commercial motorcyclist husband, Uche Duru, 33, threatened to dump her for being pregnant while still nursing their two months’ old baby.
According to Punchng, Duru also accused Rita of running away from home to join a baby factory, adding that she was attempting to sell the two-month-old baby to one Mrs. Ngozi Egeonu for N300,000.
He said: “I have been looking for my wife since December. I never knew that she had already sold my baby to a woman for N300,000. I also learnt that she is two months’ pregnant.
How can my wife who was delivered of a baby two months ago be pregnant? I am not the owner of that pregnancy because I did not sleep with her. I have not seen her for the past two months.
It is the police that discovered that she went to sell my baby. I will leave her if she fails to tell me where the pregnancy came from.” But the wife, who looked worn-out, disagreed with Duru.
“My husband is the owner of the pregnancy. He impregnated me. After I gave birth to the baby, my husband would smoke Indian hemp and forcefully sleep with me. It continued to happen like that until I noticed that I was pregnant.
Each time I refused to have sex with him, he would use a cutlass to threaten me,” she said. She also denied selling the baby, explaining that since there was nobody to take care of her, she decided to hand over the baby to a Egeonu.
When confronted, Egeonu denied running a baby factory, explaining that what she ran was an orphanage in Owerri, Imo State. She also denied buying Nwolu’s baby, but claimed that the N300,000 she offered the nursing mother, was to take care of the infant and her other children.
However, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Rivers State, Cyril Okoro, said Nkechi Uzoemene, Roseline Okey and Nwolu, were arrested for allegedly conspiring to sell the two-month-old baby boy without the consent of Nwolu’s husband